NBA Finals Game 1: Second Quarter Live Blog

Chat Sports will be live-blogging our observations and quips from Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight. Check back here for your updates from Chat Sports HQ.

Update 7:17 p.m. PT: Go here for the second half blog

Update 7:13 p.m. PT:

with the second-quarter buzzer beater. It's 52-49 Heat at halftime. Great first half, shaping up for a great 2nd.

Update 7:09 p.m. PT: Timmayyyyy. Great block on Anthony there.

Update 7:07 p.m. PT: This is a crazy quick game. Kudos to the refs for letting them play, but also quite simply the two best teams in the game. Good, flowing hoops.

Update 6:58 p.m. PT: Greg Popovich wired is probably the single best thing on earth.

Update 6:54 p.m. PT: In case you haven't heard, basketball is a game of runs. Heat take a nine-point lead, but just like that it's back down to two.

Update 6:47 p.m. PT: Heat fans getting into it with some soccer-like chanting. Could be because Sergio Ramos is there.

Update 6:45 p.m. PT: There is an NBA Finals game going on, but it's sort of easy to forget with the efficiency these two teams play with. Just great hoops.

Update 6:38 p.m. PT: Hey, Gregg Popovich gave semi-complete answers in his mid-quarter interview! Good job Dorris Burke!


Here's from the first quarter:

Update 6:35 p.m. PT: We're moving over to a new page for the second quarter. Go to it.

Update 6:34 p.m. PT: End of the first quarter. Miami 24, San Antonio 23. Nothing much to say. Some nice play, some sloppy play. But more nice than not, it is the two most deserving teams in the league.

Update 6:30 p.m. PT: And as I post that, Tim Duncan whistled for going straight up on LeBron. Never mind.

Update 6:29 p.m. PT: Referees letting the boys play tonight it looks like, always gotta like that. Unless you're a whining NBA player, as most are.

Update 6:23 p.m. PT: Presented without comment:

Update 6:21 p.m. PT: By the way your officials tonight: #13 Monty McCutchen, #25 Tony Brothers and #23 Jason Phillips. Judge for yourselves.

Update 6:17 p.m. PT: ABC interviewing former NBA ref Steve Javie, because lord knows we might end up talking about the refs more than the game itself. No Joey Crawford tonight though...

Update 6:10 p.m. PT: Spurs on a 9-0 run to take a 9-2 lead. Erik Spoelstra with a quick time out. Or is that Thunder coach Scott Brooks? No one would ever know the difference.

Update 6:07 p.m. PT: The Spurs win the opening tip, which obviously means everything.

Update 6:01 p.m. PT: Is the Biebs there? Look at the picture below. If he's not there, and dressed like that, it doesn't count.

Update 5:55 p.m. PT: ABC just showed a closeup on Gregg Popovich. If there's one thing that's guaranteed to be more exciting than this game, it's Pop's mid-game interview. Two questions, five total words for his answers. And that's being generous.

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